June 9, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - GALLERY
The University of Connecticut football team will wear a new style of uniforms beginning with the 2009 season and those uniforms were unveiled at a press conference at Rentschler Field on Tuesday.
The uniforms are manufactured by Nike -- a major UConn corporate partner -- and feature the latest in fabric technology. The uniforms are lightweight and designed to be comfortable and flexible for the Husky players.
The new Husky uniforms feature the UConn block "C" in the V-neck portion of the jersey.
"We believe strongly in the 'C' logo," says UConn head coach Randy Edsall. "We think that when people see the 'C' they know it stands for UConn football. It has a long tradition here, even before the school was officially the University of Connecticut. If you look at the 1924 team photo, the player right in the middle is wearing a 'C' sweater. There is a picture of Red O'Neill that I saw and he is wearing a 'C'. There is a tradition that moved right into the 1970s with the 'C' and we continue that tradition today."
The new uniforms will also feature the BIG EAST Conference logo on the jersey.